Dr Bob Patton is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at University of Surrey. He has run a research consultancy since 1993. During the 90s he worked as a consultant for the Home Office Drugs Prevention Initiative and research associate in health promotion for the University of Northumbria. Based in London since 1997, he has held a variety of research positions at Kings College London, Royal Holloway, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Imperial College, Surrey University and the Maudsley Hospital. Bob has recently worked at Surrey as Research Tutor on the PsychD Clinical Psychology Training programme and an Academic Advisor on the MSc in Counselling Supervision & Consultation. He has also served as the Vice-Chair (Research) for the BPS Division for Teachers and Researchers and been a member of the BPS Research Board.